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Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu
111-0032 Tokyo-to, Taito-ku, Asakusa 1-31-11, Japan – Excellent location – show map – Subway Access
Excellent location – rated 9.5/10! (score from 313 reviews)
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Located in the Asakusa area, Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu has a history of 80 years. The accommodations features a view of the Tokyo Skytree from its Hinoki wood bath, a colorful breakfast and rice cooked in a rice cooking cauldron.
Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu is located a 5-minute walk from Asakusa Subway Station, near Nakamise-dori Street and Senso-ji Temple. Asakusa Subway Station provides direct access to Ueno, Shibuya and Ginza areas, and also to the Narita and Haneda international airports.
Japanese-style rooms and Western single rooms are available. Each guest room comes equipped with air conditioning, a satellite TV, a refrigerator and an private bathroom. Hairdryers, yukata robes, tea sets and mineral water are provided.
On-site restaurant Ajidokoro Hozuki offers breakfast at an additional charge per person, which is served between 07:30 – 09:00.
There is a bath for each gender on site and both the female and male baths offer a view of Senso-ji Temple’s Five-storied Pagoda.
This property is a ryokan, which is a type of traditional Japanese Inn. Learn more
- What's a ryokan?
- A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn. They usually feature bathhouses, multicourse dinners, communal spaces where guests can relax, and rooms with woven-straw flooring and futon mats. Like hotels, a range of ryokans (from budget to luxury) is available. What originated centuries ago as a free rest house for long-distance travelers has evolved into a popular destination for relaxation surrounded by therapeutic mineral springs.
- What are the big differences between a ryokan and a hotel?
- Unlike a hotel, where the guest room is just a place to turn in for the night, a ryokan is more than just a place to sleep. In Japan, many travelers journey long distances to relax in a hot spring bath and feast on a traditional multicourse dinner – staying in a ryokan is an experience in and of itself. These ryokans typically have Japanese-style rooms with woven-straw floors and futon beds (no Western beds and carpeting). You should also remove your shoes at the entrance of the room, or before you enter it. Modern ryokans might serve buffet-style meals in a dining area, while more traditional ryokans tend to serve in-room dinners. Some ryokan rooms have a private bathroom, and others might just have a shared bathroom.
- What's a kaiseki meal?
- Kaiseki is the culinary highlight at a ryokan, embodying beautifully presented dishes that delight both the palate and the eyes. Every one of the 10 to 15 dishes that make up the multicourse Japanese dinner is prepared in a way that highlights the unique textures, colors, and flavors of featured seasonal ingredients and local specialties. Most commonly served at special restaurants and ryokans, a traditional kaiseki dinner usually consists of bite-size appetizers, fresh sashimi (raw fish, like sushi), soup, grilled fish or meat, a hot-pot dish, rice with miso soup, and a small dessert.
- What's a yukata?
- A yukata is a casual summer kimono or robe, typically made of light cotton. Many ryokans provide guests with yukata robes during their stay. In some areas, it's common to see guests strolling through the neighborhood in their yukatas. The loose-fitting garment is perfect for sleeping and relaxing in.
- How should I wear a yukata?
- First, put your arms through the sleeves like you would with a robe. Take the right side of the yukata and wrap it across your body. Then, take the left side and wrap it over the right, making sure that the robe is level at your ankles. Pinning the yukata closed on the right side, wrap the sash around your waist a couple of times and then tie a bow. Generally, the bow is tied around the waist for women, and the hips for men.
- What's a Japanese hot spring (onsen)?
- Onsen (literally "hot spring") is a term often used to refer to both the mineral-rich hot springs and the bathing facilities that house them. Whether the bath is public or private, gender-segregated or mixed, indoor or outdoor, soaking and unwinding in the soothing geothermal waters at an onsen is a millennia-old custom deeply embedded in Japanese culture.
- What's standard bathing etiquette?
- At a bathhouse—onsen or not—guests are expected to remove all clothing in their respective changing rooms before entering the bathing area. As a common courtesy, once inside the bathing area, guests should wash and rinse their bodies thoroughly before quietly stepping into the hot water. Whether you relax in solitude or converse softly with others is up to you, but guests should always be mindful of others. Wash towels are often used to cover one’s private areas while walking around. However, note that you should not put towels in the water.
- Why are tattoos not allowed?
- While tattoos have become more popular among Japan's youth, many Japanese people still associate them with outlaws and organized crime. Nowadays, not all businesses ban customers with tattoos, but you might still be refused admission to bathhouses and swimming pools. Small tattoos can be covered up using waterproof bandaids, but keep in mind that each property has the final say on what’s acceptable.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.
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4 reasons to choose Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu
Asakusa Nakamise Street0 miles
Dempoin Temple0.1 miles
Kaminarimon Gate Senso-ji0.1 miles
Denboin Garden0.1 miles
Hozomon Gate0.1 miles
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center0.1 miles
Ekimise Asakusa0.1 miles
Asakusa Mokuba-kan0.2 miles
Sensoji Temple0.2 miles
Tokyo Skytree0.8 miles
Ueno Station1.1 miles
Tokyo Station2.7 miles
Japan Imperial Palace3.1 miles
Tokyo Tower4.7 miles
Ikebukuro Station4.9 miles
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden5.2 miles
Yoyogi Park6.3 miles
Shibuya Station6.5 miles
Shinagawa Station6.5 miles
Mountain 浅草寺0.1 miles
Subway Asakusa Station0.1 miles
Tokyo International Airport10.9 miles
Narita International Airport33.3 miles
Ibaraki Airport47.5 miles
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3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Until 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
When booking 10 rooms or more, or for 20 people or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply. Please contact the property directly for more details.
To eat breakfast at the property, a reservation must be made at check-in.
Smoking is permitted in the designated lobby area.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
An accommodation tax per person, per night is not included in the price and must be paid at the property.
FAQs about Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu
From the nearest airport, you can get to Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu by:
- Train 10min
Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu is 3.7 miles from the center of Tokyo.
Guests staying at Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.3).
Breakfast option(s) include:
The prices at Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
Yes, Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu is popular with guests booking family stays.
Room options at Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu include:
Check-in at Ryokan Asakusa Shigetsu is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.